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As the South Grows: Weathering the Storm

Written by: Ryan Schlegel, Stephanie Peng

Date: November 28, 2017

The floods come bigger and more often these days in North Carolina. On the fertile coastal plains and wetlands of the eastern part of the state, water is central to nearly everyone’s livelihood. Waterways knitted together… Read More

Member Spotlight: Episcopal Health Foundation

Date: August 23, 2017

Houston, TX Episcopal Health Foundation’s vision is to transform all of Texas to healthy communities. How do you define “healthy communities?” What do you mean when you say #HealthNotJustHealthCare? EHF believes healthy communities are created… Read More

Pay it forward: A new way to fund grassroots LGBTQ organizing in the South

Written by: Rev. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara

Date: August 23, 2017

When we launched the Campaign for Southern Equality (CSE) in 2011, my living room became our “office”, no one was getting paid, and almost every foundation we approached turned us down, either because they didn’t fund… Read More

Funding transformation through racial healing

Written by: Jeanné Isler

Date: August 23, 2017

It’s rare that a funder will unabashedly express a grand vision of transforming the nation, but that is what the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) did with its Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation (TRHT) effort. The WKKF, and the recent recipients of TRHT grants,… Read More

What does winning look like for your organization in the current political environment?

Date: August 23, 2017

NCRP members share their vision of success as they work to address critical issues faced by our communities.   Layal Rabat, M.A., Empowerment and Advocacy Manager, Asian Pacific Community in Action “Winning is recognizing that intersectionality… Read More

How should philanthropy respond to attacks on unions?

Written by: Ludovic Blain, Jim Araby

Date: August 23, 2017

Labor has an important role in the social justice movement – from member leadership development projects to tax-exempt giving to partisan giving. Unions can be effective at communicating a political message to members and increase turnout… Read More

As the South Grows

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Responsive Philanthropy Winter 2018

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Pennies for Progress

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